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International Public Policy(Online) PgDip

International Public Policy(Online) PgDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

International Politics Public Administration Policy Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the concepts, stakeholders and processes involved in international public policy. It combines the specific theories, concepts and cases of public policy with international relations studies to ensure you gain a firm grasp of the decision-making and implementation processes involved in international public policy. During this course, you'll explore the development, possibilities and limitations of international policy-making, including cooperation issues, the impact of international law and norms, and the role of international organisations and non-state stakeholders in policy-making. PGDip International Public Policy students will complete 4 modules without dissertation.

After successfully completing the course, you’ll be able to: Critically analyse the processes, problems and possibilities of policy-making at an international level; Apply concepts and theoretical arguments to concrete cases of international public policy; Assess and explain the successes and failures of international public policy; Deal with the complex processes of international public policy-making in a creative and systematic manner, and make informed and substantiated judgements; Combine conceptual, theoretical and empirical materials in the analysis of international public policy; Pursue a meaningful career in public policy at an international organisation such as the UN, WHO, IMF, or foreign offices.

Graduates from our programmes progress to diverse positions of responsibility in government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international organisations and the not-for-profit sector as well as broader roles in the media and finance sector. They also go on to careers in academia and our programmes help students develop the required research skills.

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2 years

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This module is designed to provide you with a command of key concepts and theoretical traditions in international relations and an understanding of their relevance to contemporary themes in world politics. We will evaluate political developments and statements and analyse critical themes in world politics. Through a close reading of advanced theoretical texts, you will expand your conceptual and theoretical knowledge and begin to think critically about competing interpretations of events, and longer term developments in international relations. Online discussions will encourage you to compare and critically evaluate theoretical knowledge and to express your arguments effectively.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum 2:1 degree in politics or a related discipline and/or appropriate professional experience

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities in the UK. It has over 21,000 students, which comprises of around 5,000 postgraduate students. The university’s history goes back to the nineteenth century, when it was originally four different colleges which have merged over the years. It is divided into three faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences Science and...more